Written by Herald-News
The Bushwackers, the Circle Rifle Club’s junior competition shooting team, traveled to Grand Island, Neb., to participate in the 4-H national shooting sports completion June 24-29.
They had qualified for this event with their placements at the state three position competition in Boze-man earlier in the year. Team members Chase Breitbach, Emily Richardson, HaYoon Rush and Tio Brody along with coach Perry Breitbach joined 43 other youths from across Montana at the match. Archery, pistol, black powder, shotgun and rifle teams were there from 34 states.
The first day of competition was Metallic Silhouette. This was the weakest event, and it proved to be even more challenging than anticipated. They finished 17 out of 18 teams.
The second day was CMP rim fire sporting class, another event they had never competed in. However in spite of that, they finished fourth winning ribbons and a place on the stage. They missed third-place medals by one point.
Breitbach finished 12th, Richardson and Brody finished in a 16th place tie and Rush placed 28th out of 77 shooters.
The third day was NRA three position. Brody finished in 10th place out of 77 shooters, which earned him a ribbon and a place on the stage. Richardson placed 12th, Breitbach 13th and Rush 22nd. The team won bronze medals for a third- place finish.
The shooting team also toured the Hornady bullet manufacturing factory.
The Bushwackers are sponsored by Ron and Denise Hinther, Russell and Paula Pederson, Forsyth Rifle and Pistol Club, Mike Gibbs, Trails End Rifle and Pistol Club, the McCone County 4-H Council and the Circle Rifle Club.